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M07B01Edit

Description: A big golden label

Location: south side halls

The Bank, floor three

M07B01 location

Security Office

M07B02Edit

Description: A small golden label

Location: in the Security Office

The Bank, floor three

M07B02 location

Lobby Camera Control

M07B03Edit

Description: a letter from the Mechanist Brother Ortham to Captain Blouf

Location: in the Security Office

The Bank, floor three

M07B03 location

Brother Ortham of the Mechanists

Anglewatch, Dayport


Captain Blouf

First City Bank and Trust Guard

100 Gentry Boulevard, North Quarter


Cpt. Blouf,


 Fact: The security of thy bank is double, nay, tenfold what 'twas but a few 

 months ago, and thou art paying fewer human guards for their fallible efforts. 

 Thou owest this fact to us, for we of the Mechanist Order do believe in 

 generosity, e'en more when it opens the eyes of commoners to the values of our

 goodly innovations, though the situation is not one of mutual benefit.


 Therefore it didst pain me greatly to read that thou believest the level of 

 bank security at present to be 'enough'! The plan I outlined to thee most 

 assuredly called for more security machines, and for greater care in deployment 

 than thou hast currently there. We of the Mechanist Order shall feel 

 sufficiently confident in the safety of our valuables only when no humans 

 be employed by the Bank for this purpose.


 In particular thou dost continue to protest the proposed changes to the 

 vault door, so I shall take now the time to give thee a most full explanation 

 of why it must be replaced. As previously stated, thy current time lock is a 

 security risk because 'tis external to the vault. Whence 'twas installed, the 

 Hammerites chose to compromise security in this way, for 'twould be impossible 

 to ever open the vault again in the event that the time lock experienced some 

 failure. However, Mechanist engineering far exceeds that of the Hammers, and 

 thusly, our time lock hath many redundant timing mechanisms, any of which can 

 complete to bring about the opening of thy vault door. If 'tis too complex for 

 thee, thou simply need to understand this: Currently 'tis possible to manipulate 

 the time lock to cause the vault to open ahead of schedule. The new vault lock 

 wilt not be so grievously flawed, and there wilt be no chance of critical mechanical 

 failure.


 Within a month, we shalt send a team of engineers to thy bank for to upgrade 

 the time lock and inspect thy security placement. I expect there shalt be no 

 further issues. Thy patrons and managers shalt no doubt be pleased at the 

 increase in security.


 Sincerely,

 Brother Ortham

M07B04Edit

Description: An open scroll

Location: on a table, in the Hall of Records

The Bank, floor two

M07B04 location

Client - Box Number

--------------------

Lord Signoli - 7

D.M. Gilver Exporting - 8

The Widow's Hospice - 9

Mechanist Secondary Finance Box - 10

Mechanist Storage Box - 11

Sergeant Bander - 12

Lady Shemonov - 13

Selentura - 14

M07B05Edit

Description: A message to all personnel

Location: The Bank, basement area

M07B05 LOCATION

WARNING

Maintenance Machines Active In This Area

M07B06Edit

Description: A message to all personnel

Location: The Bank, basement area

M07B06 location

KEEP OUT Authorized Personnel Only Beyond This Point

M07B07Edit

Description: A small golden label (the right one)

Location: in the Guard Room

The Bank, floor one

M07B07 M07B08 location

Vault Alarm

M07B08Edit

Description: A small golden label (the left one)

Location: in the Guard Room

The Bank, floor one

M07B07 M07B08 location

Lobby Alarm

M07B09Edit

Description: A small golden label

Location: north and south halls

The Bank, floor three

M07B09 location

To Security Office

M07B10Edit

Description: A small golden label

Location: before you enter the Meeting Hall, east side

The Bank, floor one

M07B10 location

Meeting Hall

M07B11Edit

Description: A small golden label

Location: before you enter the Hall of Records, north-east side

The Bank, floor two

M07B11 location

Hall of Records

M07B12Edit

Description: A tip about First City Bank and Trust

Location: can be bought at the shop, before the mission, for 25 gold

TG tips

G -

Tried me a creak at First City B&T come two years back. More than I 

was skopped out for, tell you that, not my best o jobs. Had me a left 

little finger afore that, for one. Trouble be, the place spents a 

full purse on the damned TILE floors. Couldn't take a step back nor 

fort, should I set an echo up to the roof. Had me a dram more o 

nerve, mights have gone slow-feet enough and get by, or wait 

patientlike till the thugmen be past. But no, had me to go and raise 

a noise on that tile and out they jump. No worry for you, mate, 

all your talents. But for me, well, get me a coin and prick your 

ears samewise, seems a fair trade.

 -Zhan

M07B13Edit

Description: A message from the Bank's management to the clerks

Location: on a table, in a room just north of the lobby

The Bank, floor one

M07B13 location

All Clerks:

Please refrain from addressing clients by name. Some clients have 

expressed nervousness that they are known personally, that the 

details of their finances are available to someone who would 

recognize them on the street. We must make a point of deliberate 

impersonality in all our dealings with clients.

M07B14Edit

Description: A message from the Bank's management to the clerks

Location: The Bank, floor two

M07B14 location

All Clerks:

THIS IS NOT A BAKERY! We do not throw in an extra coin for every

twelve! Individual logbooks WILL BE AUDITED WEEKLY.

M07B15Edit

Description: The correspondence between two of the bank's clerks

Location: on a table, in a north side room, The Bank, floor two

M07B15 location

Parcell -

I hear there's a coppermonger on Center Street who's offering good 

prices for halfpence minted more than twenty years ago. Something 

about luck charms - guess the luck of the city's been pretty bad 

the past couple decades. What think you, the pair of us go through 

the halfpenny stores after hours tonight?

 -Will

M07B16Edit

Description: Someone's diary

Location: in the Security Office

The Bank, floor three

M07B16 location

I've half a mind to plead with Captain Blouf to ignore his managers 

and give that damn Brother Ortham what he's got coming! Every time they 

come from a meeting, Blouf seems like a kettle about to boil over, 

but he follows his orders and treats Ortham with respect. When Ortham 

was in here last week, he was going on and on about his metal guards and 

faces, where to put them properly and such, how we were showing such 'poor 

judgement', and Captain Blouf just listened and nodded! In the six years 

that I've worked here, not one security breach has occurred. Poor judgement, 

indeed!

M07B17Edit

Description: Someone's diary

Location: on a table, in a south-east room

The Bank, floor two

M07B17 location

I have oft wondered these past days why Master Banker Tyler has 

been in such a disposition. Frequently he comes in late or not at all, 

and his former liveliness is gone. For weeks now he has seemed to droop 

and mope, his spirits quite downcast. Though he is past the prime of his 

life, not so his career. In time, he could rise to a new pinnacle of 

wealth and power. At first I thought he was forlorn that the bank did not 

ride the financial winds of change in the city as best it might, that 

change marks an opportunity for wealth that we have missed. I thought 

perhaps Master Tyler erroneously took on a burden for being neglectful. 

But now I fear that his situation is worse, that misfortune has befallen 

him or his family.

M07B18Edit

Description: A message from Flemion to Davell (the right book)

Location: on a table, Flemion's office, south-east end

The Bank, floor one

M07B18 M07B20 location

Davell,

 I'm sure you've heard the news: that Tyler's physician diagnosed his 

 ailment as fatal, predicting not more than 3 months of life remaining. 

 The question on both of our minds is surely the same: Who shall replace 

 him as Master Banker? And perhaps you have come to the same conclusion - 

 that his nephew Morrow will have unfair precedent over us for that position. 

 For the better of First City Bank and Trust, and our own wallets, I 

 suggest that we somehow eliminate Morrow as competition. Then between the 

 two of us, may the best banker be selected! Perhaps we can slander his 

 good name in some way. What are your thoughts?

 - Flemion

M07B19Edit

Description: A message from Davell to Flemion (the right book)

Location: on Davell's desk, central rooms

The Bank, floor one

M07B19 M07B21 location

Flemion,

 Surely you are being facetious when you say that Morrow has a good name. 

I don't doubt that given leave, Tyler would select his nephew as the next 

Master Banker, but it is not just you and I who realize that he has the 

aptitude of a frog. I cannot count the number of times I've overheard a 

clerk joking at some foolish remark Morrow has made. The idea that one 

of us be Master Banker instead is of course the right one. But your 

thinking is shortsighted, and I have a plan that will generate more 

wealth for us in the end.

We will protest Morrow's selection as Master Banker (not so much as to 

prevent it), and we will recommend that each other be selected instead. 

Morrow will be selected as Master Banker, he will fail at that role 

miserably, and as dissatisfaction with him grows, so will confidence 

in the two of us. When they request that we replace Morrow, we hold out 

(ostensibly out of prudence) until, out of desperation, they increase 

the salary of the position to one-and-one-half times what it is now. 

Only then will we accept.

So what do you think of this idea, then?

 - Davell

M07B20Edit

Description: A message from Flemion to Davell (the left red book)

Location: on a table, Flemion's office, south-east end

The Bank, floor one

M07B18 M07B20 location

Davell,

 You are quite shrewd, my good colleague. One item your scheme did not cover: 

 which of us shall replace Morrow as Master Banker? For this I have an intriguing 

 answer, one that guarantees an increase in pay for us both. We make a pact now 

 that, no matter which of us is selected as Master Banker by the plan you outlined, 

 we combine our mutual salaries after the promotion and each gets an equal share. 

 By my calculations, this will leave us both with over twice what we are now 

 earning. What say you, sir?

 - Flemion

M07B21Edit

Description: A message from Davell to Flemion (the left book)

Location: on Davell's desk, central rooms

The Bank, floor one

M07B19 M07B21 location

Flemion,

 I think not. As you say, may the best banker be selected.

 - Davell

M07B22Edit

Description: The poorly written speech of the bank manager's nephew

Location: on a table, in a south room

The Bank, floor two

M07B22 location

Thank you my good, fellow bankers for you're attendance here tonight and thank 

you, to my Uncle Tyler for picking me too be the next person, who will be in the 

Position of the Master Banker because he knows like all of you do that I will do 

the best job at that job and that in my Capable Hands the first city bank and Trust 

will grow in prominince, and wealth in the city. Our valued clients, will continue 

to fill our coffers with there wealth which we will have used to generate more 

revenue to improve our wages and our services to our clients which are always 

improving. For that is really what are goals must be and we must all continue to 

focus on the important issues at the bank which are our goals: to make money and to 

please are clients.

M07B23Edit

Description: A small golden label

Location: in the Lobby

The Bank, floor one

M07B23 location

Lobby

M07B24Edit

Description: A small golden label

Location: before you enter the Great Hall, south-east end

The Bank, floor one

M07B24 location

The Great Hall

M07B25Edit

Fountain


M07B26Edit

Description: A small golden label

Location: the Dome area

The Bank, floor one

M07B26 location

Dome

M07B27Edit

Description: A small golden label

Location: Hall of Statues

The Bank, floor three

M07B27 location

Hall of Statues

M07B28Edit

Description: A message to the customers using the bank's vault

Location: in the Lobby, The Bank, floor one

M07B28 location

Valued customers: To visit your safety deposit box, please proceed to the vault.

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